Evolution of Britney Spears

via Getty Images by Stella It’s recognized worldwide that Britney Spears was one of the first pop princesses. Starting her long music career as a teen idol, she experienced isolation in the pop world, a contentious conservatorship that ended last year (yay!), and the ups and downs of media attention. In order to track herContinue reading “Evolution of Britney Spears”

Evolution of Taylor Swift

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN by Altea In Taylor Swift’s 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, she stated that “female artists have reinvented themselves 20 times more than the male artists. They have to or else you’re out of a job. Constantly having to reinvent, constantly finding new facets of yourself that people find toContinue reading “Evolution of Taylor Swift”

Most Iconic of Y2K

by Altea It’s oddly fitting, in some twisted way, that the early 2000s received their iconic nickname based off of the nearly disastrous event that kick-started them. Even now, 22 years later, long after the threat of global electronic collapse has elapsed, we still use Y2K to refer to the early 2000s period. And weContinue reading “Most Iconic of Y2K”

Grammys 2022: A Sordid Review

Grammy Nominees via AP by Altea Overall, I was wildly disappointed with this year’s Grammys. Typically, there’s at least enough entertainment value to get me through the boring parts, but I experienced an overwhelming urge to turn off the TV the minute that Trevor Noah made an Encanto reference during a candid conversation with BrunoContinue reading “Grammys 2022: A Sordid Review”

Revolution Girl Style: Tales of Riot Grrrls Past (and Present)

via Music Teacher’s Helper The late 80s and 90s saw a new wave of punk and hard rock artists take over the alternative – and mainstream – scene. While these musicians represented a change in the overall sound, lyricism and style of punk rock, the scene was still as male-dominated as ever. Women in theContinue reading “Revolution Girl Style: Tales of Riot Grrrls Past (and Present)”

SOUR Review

Disclaimer: Any opinion expressed here is my own. I am not a professional musician or producer, and I am not a professional music reviewer. I just happen to really like music and want to share that love with anyone that will listen. So don’t take anything I say too seriously.  When drivers license came out,Continue reading “SOUR Review”

So, What Exactly is Hyperpop?

via Zoe Axelrod Over the years, pop music has become synonymous with popular music. While mainstream pop has gone through many iterations, from the futuristic and glamorous pop of the 2000s to the more electronic pop of the mid and late 2010s, there is no doubt of the genre’s staying power. But,  every action hasContinue reading “So, What Exactly is Hyperpop?”

Demi’s Devilish Tale

via YouTube CW: Mentions of eating disorders, sexual assault, rape, addiction and an overdose. Demi Lovato has had quite the life, to say the least. She grew up under the spotlight; starring in Barney and Friends as a young child, then emerging at the forefront of the Golden Age of Disney Channel as a teenager,Continue reading “Demi’s Devilish Tale”